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Nadine Schumacher

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Edith Nadine Schumacher, age 89, of New Hampton, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday January 29, 2024, at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton. Funeral services for Nadine will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral on Friday. Online condolences for Nadine’s family may be left at www.Hugebackfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Nadine was born February 14, 1934, on her grandfather’s farm in Sherburn, Minnesota, to Archie and Mabel (Webster) Gemmill. She was the fourth of six siblings. Nadine attended Sherburn High School graduating in 1953. She then attended Estherville Junior College, graduating in 1955 with an Associate in Arts Degree. She began her career as a 3rd grade teacher in Armstrong, Iowa, where she taught for several years. It was in Armstrong that she met the love of her life, Wayne Schumacher. On December 22, 1956, they were united in marriage at Presbyterian Church in Armstrong, IA. The couple made their home in Armstrong before eventually settling in New Hampton in 1964. She started daycare soon after moving to New Hampton and did that for many years for more kids than we can count. In the early 1980’s she found her true passion which was teaching piano to students of all ages ranging from kindergarten to retirees. She continued this until just recently. She had numerous students continue with successful musical careers. The schools’ instructors loved having her students due to the strong music theories she taught them. She offered an enriching environment to nurture their knowledge and help them explore music at various levels. She enjoyed music, crocheting (her afghans were gifted all over town and many different states), knitting, stamp collecting, playing games and staying in touch with family and friends on her iPad, bus trips, and polka fests with Wayne and his sister Donna Mae. Her grandchildren, and great-grandson were the light of her life. Those left to cherish Nadine’s memory are her children, Carol (Bob) Gorman of New Hampton, Randy (Bonnie) Schumacher of Aurora, IL, Jennifer Schumacher (Scott Dotzler) of Cresco, IA, her grandchildren, Brad (Kathy) Gorman, Meghan (Nate) Carter, Julie Schumacher, Amanda (Caleb) Ferch, one great-grandson Brooks Wayne Carter, brother and sister-in-law Melvin and LaDonna Gemmill, sister and brother-in-law Mary and James Blackburn, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her loving husband Wayne in 2019, her parents, parents in-law Albert and Clyta Schumacher, siblings, Avis Olson, Gordon Gemmill and Neola Bass, sisters-in-law Blanche Gemmill, and Donna Mae Swehla, and brothers-in-law Walter Olson, Joseph Bass and Donald Swehla, one niece and one great-niece. The family would like to acknowledge NH Nursing and Rehab and especially the care from St. Croix Hospice Staff for the care given to Nadine through the years.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Nadines family. She was such a kind lady, always had a smile on her face 🎹🎹❤️❤️

  2. She was beautiful lady inside and out. I’m so lucky that Vayda and I wonderful memories of her. My sympathies to her family.

  3. Keeping you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences 🙏
    Much love,
    Deb and Lee Anderson

  4. Will forever miss my “birthday twin.” So thankful for all the times we got to celebrate together. Hugs to Jennifer and the rest of her family.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss! Nadine was such kind caring person, she will be missed by many💞🙏🏻💞

  6. I was saddened to hear of Nadines passing. She was such a sweet lady. She is with Wayne now in their heavenly home. My thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and Bob and the rest of the family.💔❤️‍🩹

  7. Carol, Bob and family of Nadine. You are in our thoughts and prayers, She was such a sweet lady. When I cut her hair she always gave me a hug when we were finished.

  8. Larry & Judy give you our sympathy never really saw her but she was a good neighbor when Larry was across the hall in the home.

  9. Sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences for all the family. Nadine’s legacy is the great family she leaves behind.
    Tom and Traci Utley

  10. I loved taking care of Nadine and visiting her with my kids she loved seeing them I’m going to miss her she was a very wonderful and sweet woman. She always made me happy to come to work.

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